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JULY 2018

BQSG Quilt Research Study Day

Saturday 14th July 2018 10.00am. - 4.00pm. 
Manchester Conference Centre
, Sackville Street, Manchester M13BB

This study day is for those who have attended an introductory quilt research study day or have experience of research, and would like to take their research further.

Many of you who have attended the study days that the BQSG have held previously have enjoyed them and have wanted to begin researching, or to continue with a project that has been put on the ‘back burner’ for all sorts of reasons. So we have decided to run a follow-on study day on 14th July in Manchester to encourage you to get going! As you all know your research into our quilting heritage is the life blood of the British Quilt Study Group, and excellent work has been done by our members in the past. The annual seminars and Quilt Studies will not exist without presentations and papers by you, our members.The study day will be held at the Manchester Conference Centre, which is a short walk from Manchester Piccadilly. There is also a multi storey car park adjacent, and parking is only £2.00 for the whole day at weekends. (A bargain! ) There will be tea/coffee in the morning and afternoon, please either bring a packed lunch, or there are places nearby where you can eat lunch. If you do need to stay overnight there are many hotels in the area, and the Manchester Conference Centre is a part of the Pendulum Hotel.The cost will be £40 for Quilters’ Guild members and £55 for non members. 

Further information about the study day and a booking form here.


BQSG Introduction to Quilt Research Study Day

Saturday 1st September 2018 10.30am. - 4.00pm.

The Quilters' Guild Headquarters, St Anthony's Hall, Peasholme Green, York, YO1 7PW                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Quilts can be fascinating items to study and if you have always wondered how to go about unlocking their secrets here is your chance to find out more. This is a full day workshop on how to begin quilt research. The sessions are suitable for beginners to quilt research and those wishing to gain new ideas on research techniques or who haven’t done research for a while.

On the day you will be able to learn about different approaches to studying historic and contemporary quilts and quiltmaking practice. There will be guidance on selecting a research topic, finding information, putting quilts into context and working with museums. There will also be a practical study session with the chance to examine quilts in detailfrom The Quilters’ Guild Collection, and learn how to “read” a quilt.

The study day will be led by Isabel Dibden Wright, previously Senior Lecturer in the School of Design at Manchester Metropolitan University, Bridget Long, Chair of the BQSG Research Panel and Heather Audin, curator of The Quilters’ Guild Collection.

Information on how to find The Quilters’ Guild offices, including a map and travel directions, can be found at

Please complete the booking form here.  Spaces are limited, so early booking is advisable.

(Please note: There are no facilities for refreshments on site so please bring them with you. Due to space restrictions lunch must be taken off site, but there are many places to eat nearby).